ArrKann and Wheel Estate team up to provide greater access to RV trailers and the outdoors
Wheel Estate, Canada's preferred peer-to-peer rental marketplace for RV trailers, has joined forces with ArrKann Trailer & RV Centre, an award-winning Alberta dealership that has been committed to enhancing the RV lifestyle since 1977. Together, these two Alberta-made businesses are ready to take their current value propositions a step further, giving travelers seamless access to the great outdoors by offering them the integrated tools and insight they need to rent or own a travel trailer– and to build a secondary revenue stream while they’re at it.
Campers looking to purchase a new or second RV trailer can turn to ArrKann’s unparalleled expertise and selection to find the perfect fit for their travel needs. Those looking to try before they buy, can find ready-to-rent privately-owned trailers of every shape and size on Wheel Estate’s online marketplace. In addition, those who purchase their units through ArrKann and list them on Wheel Estate will receive discounts on maintenance, warranty and priority on service. They can also look to ArrKann when they’re ready to purchase a second unit to add to their rental portfolio and continue to offset their ownership costs by renting out multiple trailers on Wheel Estate.
“Like Wheel Estate, ArrKann in the business of helping people get outside and enjoy the trailer camping lifestyle,” says Sarah Baptiste, president of Arrkann. “This partnership is an opportunity to welcome the sharing economy with open arms and we’re excited to be joining forces with Wheel Estate to make camping even easier for Albertans.”
“And when campers are ready to replicate their rental experience in a trailer of their own, they can trust that ArrKann will assist them in finding the perfect one to write the next chapter of their outdoor adventures in,” Baptiste adds.
"The goal is simple: make the outdoors more affordable and accessible," says Cherie Ball, co-founder and COO of Wheel Estate. "Our partnership with ArrKann allows us to send Albertans to a Wheel Estate trusted dealership to purchase a camping unit that can be used first for their own adventures and second as a profitable rental opportunity. We frequently receive inquiries about which RV trailers are most popular among renters, what size is best, what features are most attractive – providing them with the data is easy, but through this partnership we can now refer them to the knowledgeable team at ArrKann to take the next step towards ownership.”
The partnership also has the potential to unlock millions of dollars of revenue for RV trailer owners across Canada, and specifically Alberta. Travel trailer owners can earn north of $30,000 a year when they list with Wheel Estate – creating a revenue source that can be used to cover maintenance costs, service fees or monthly payments.
First time campers will have the opportunity to explore the outdoors at their own pace and comfort level, making memories in an RV trailer from Wheel Estate that suits their needs – something that both Wheel Estate and ArrKann hope will add to the growing community of camping enthusiasts across the province.
ArrKann customers who own RV trailers, or are thinking about owning, will now have the opportunity to tap into the sharing economy and put money back in their pockets by renting out their trailers when they aren't using them. Wheel Estate's secure, insurance-backed platform acts as a one-stop destination for owners to add value to their travel trailer assets and allows them pay it forward by sharing the camping experience with their guests.
"We chose to partner with ArrKann because their reputation, core values, beliefs and service offerings aligned with ours,” continues Cherie. “You can see this in the way they go above and beyond with their customers, which runs parallel to the emphasis Wheel Estate puts on providing exceptional customer service.”
Wheel Estate CEO, Chad Ball, adds, "Wheel Estate exists to simplify what it takes for people to experience the outdoors. And this industry-leading partnership is all about making it easier for everyday people to take part in memorable camping experiences.”
Every trailer listed on Wheel Estate is covered by their $1 million insurance policy and all guests have access to 24/7 roadside assistance. To rent a trailer or to learn more, visit www.wheelestate.ca.
Wheel Estate is Canada's preferred RV trailer rental marketplace with tens of thousands of bookable nights available, a $1M insurance policy with available roadside assistance, and a rapidly expanding fleet of outdoor recreational vehicles. Wheel Estate is mobilizing the more than two million idle travel trailers in Canada, ensuring everyone has the access, choice and opportunity to safely and affordably enjoy the great outdoors, while empowering owners to realize the life-changing financial benefits of renting out their trailer. Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, you can find us at www.wheelestate.ca.
At ArrKann Trailer & RV, we know that memories are made on the open road and around the campfire, and those memories last a lifetime. That’s why helping more Albertans discover the freedom, fun and endless possibilities of RVing has remained our mission since Ruben Friedenberg started the family business in 1977. Three generations later, we’re still proudly family-owned and operated. Our locations in Edmonton, Calgary and Carstairs carry the latest travel trailers, tent trailers, fifth wheels and motorhomes and we have the selection, service and expertise to get you on the road quickly and safely. Learn more at www.arrkannrv.com.
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Top 5 Money Making Trailers
Want to know which RV trailers have the highest earning potential with Wheel Estate? Check out the top five ArrKann and Wheel Estate approved trailers that will have renters visiting your listing in no time. You can also see these units at the Calgary and Edmonton RV shows.
- Avenger 24BHS Click Here to View
This lightweight trailer is an ATI (anything tows it) model and is jam packed with features, including double bunk beds, an outdoor kitchen and u-shaped dinette. A cost-effective way to enjoy camping with the whole family.
- Passport 2200 Click Here to View
Passports are one of the most popular trailers in the 25’ category and the 220 is only 4,400 lbs. dry! This unit features a unique rear entry door with a closet, lots of bathroom space with a neo angle shower and a full-size queen island bed up front with great storage inside and out. And this three season trailer even has a walk-on roof to boot!
- Passport 2520 Click Here to View
Boasting a beautiful interior with a large slide out dinette and high-grade residential sofa at the back, this trailer is a great choice for couples. This unit also includes an extended season camping package with an enclosed and heated underbelly – perfect for making camping memories early in the spring and late into the fall.
- Passport 2670 Click Here to View
At less than 30’, this trailer is easily towable and features a spacious bunkhouse floorplan that can comfortably sleep 6-8 campers. A power awning runs the full length of the trailer and the outdoor speakers and kitchen will keep the good times going while you enjoy everything nature has to offer.
- Viking 17BHS Click Here to View
The perfect ultralight family unit, this trailer’s got a bed for mom and dad, and bunks for the kids. And features galore will give you all the creature comforts of home while you explore the great outdoors: bathroom skylight, stainless steel appliances, full size fridge, high pressure laminate counter tops and electric brakes, just to name a few.
- PTX 160 Click Here to View
The all-new PTX travel trailer is designed to maximize comfort and convenience while minimizing weight. It can be towed by most of today’s minivans and crossover SUV’s, and the impressively versatile PTX is a thoughtfully appointed, dependable trailer for today’s adventure seeker.
To see many more makes and models don't forget to come down to Arrkann's huge display at both the Calgary RV Show (Jan 24-27,2019) and Edmonton RV Show (Feb 7-10, 2019). Their friendly no pressure staff with be able to answer any questions you may have, they are real pros.